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Tsan-Kuo Chang


  • media in China
  • international communication
  • news
  • sociology of knowledge
  • theory and methodology
  • mass media and foreign policy


  • Reporting Public Opinion in Singapore: Journalistic Practices and Policy Implications: Chang, Tsan-Kuo, Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, 1999.
  • Constructing International Spectacle on Television: CCTV News and China's Window on the World, 1992-1996: Chang, Tsan-Kuo, Y. Chen, The Global Dynamics of News: Studies in International News Coverage and News Agenda, 2000.
  • All Countries Not Created Equal to Be News: World System and International Communication: Chang, Tsan-Kuo, Communication Research, 1998.
  • From Class Ideologue to State Manager: TV Programming and Foreign Imports in China, 1970-1990: Chang, Tsan-Kuo, J. Wang, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 1996.
  • News as Social Knowledge in China: The Changing Worldview of Chinese National Media: Chang, Tsan-Kuo, J. Wang & C. Chen, Journal of Communication, 1994.
  • The Press and China Policy: The Illusion of Sino-American Relations, 1950-1984. Chang, Tsan-Kuo, Ablex Publishing Corporation, 1993.
  • Political drama and news narratives: Presidential summits on Chinese and US national television: Chang, Tsan-Kuo, Chinese Media, Global Contexts, 2003.
  • China's Window on the World: TV News, Social Knowledge and International Spectacles. Chang, Tsan-Kuo, Wang, J. & Chen, Y., Hampton Press, 2002.

Professional Activities

  • Visiting Scholar: Chinese University of Hong Kong , 1993 - 1994
  • Senior Fellow: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore , 1996 - 1997
  • Associate Editor: Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly , 2002 - 2006


  • Contractual Award, East Asia and Pacific Branch, Office of Research, United States Information Agency, July 1992 - November 1992

Courses Taught

  • Jour 3008 - Mass Communication Structure and Processes
  • Jour 4501/4531 - Communication and Public Opinion I & II
  • Jour 4801 - International Communication
  • Jour 5825 - World Communication Systems
  • Jour 8514 - Mass Communication Theory
  • Jour 8801 - Comparative Research in Mass Communication: A Cross-National Approach
  • Jour 8651- Mass Media and Social Change
  • Jour 3552 - Internet and Global Society
  • Jour 1001 - Introduction to Mass Communication
Alternative Output Formats Alternative Output Formats
Boy with Beads. Boy selling beads. Laotian Art.Laotian art. Finding shade in Bhagsu.Finding shade in Bhagsu.